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. bill yes indeed. president obama in michigan, joining the fight against the right-to-work legislation. good morning everybody. it is tuesday december 11. you're watching the full-court press here on current tv and you're listening to it on your local talk radio station and on sirius x.m. this hour. welcome, welcome, welcome to the program. here we go as we tackle the issues of the day here on this tuesday, december 11. and, of course, give. >> chance to get involved in the conversation. not just to hear what's going on but to talk about what it means to you. you can follow us on twitter at bpshow and we'll read a lot of your comments on the air. you can follow us on facebook. facebook.com/billpressshow. you can give us a call at 1-866-55-press and you can join the chat room yourself and talk to other listeners and viewers to the program this morning across the nation. go to current.com. follow the click to the chat room and you are in. you're look good this morning. good to have you on board with te
. the republican war on labor unions goes on and on in the state of michigan, from wisconsin to ohio and now to michigan we've got to fight back and we will. plus all of the news of the day. but first, we get the latest. start off with today's current news update from lease a ferguson standing buy out in los angeles. hi, lease a. good morning. >> hey, bill. good morning, everyone. as bill mentioned, president obama is taking his fiscal cliff campaign back on the road again today. he is headed today redford, michigan where he will tour a diesel plant and speak to middle class workers. he will push his plan to raise encloses above 250 -- to raise taxes above $250,000 a year. president obama met with house speaker boehner for the first time in more than three weeks. the house is still refuseing to pass obama's tax plan much less agree to other policies. josh earnest is not giving any details into yesterday's. some republicans are coming around on improving higher tax rates for the wealthy. bob corker said on fox news sunday, obama does have the upper hand on taxes
? >>> and huge protests didn't stop michigan's governor from signing the right to work law. what's this tell us about the future of labor? >>> but we begin with the latest on the fiscal cliff. republicans made another counteroffer but it's reportedly not much different from their first offer. though we don't have specifics, we do know the president and john boehner talked on the phone last night and that call, according to a republican familiar with it, was tense and lasted just 15 minutes. i want to bring in real clear politics reporter aaron mcpike and david hawkings, editor of the cq roll call daily briefing. good morning. so president obama sat down with barbara walters last night. here's what he said. >> most important thing we can do is make sure the middle class taxes do not go up on january 1st and i'm pretty confident that republicans would not hold middle class taxes hostage to try to protect tax cuts for high income individuals. >> so he's confident. is it almost a foregone conclusion, do you think, david, that this is going to be the first piece of the puzzle that falls into place?
in lancing, michigan as the city prepares for what could be the largest demonstration in history. the legislature has now rushed through right to work legislation, and governor rick snyder is expected to sign it today. police are on hand and limbed the number of people allowed in the common areas of the capitol. president obama said the right to work bill is not about economics and has everything to do with politics. taxpayers have now made a total of about $22.7 billion overall from the government's investment in the bank rescue. aig is now fully private again. and the british bank is going to pay the u.s. a $1.9 billion penalty for breaking u.s. sanction laws. they have transferred money through every day presents another exciting issue. from financial regulation, fraud on wall street. things everyday exploding around the world that leave no shortage for exciting conversations. at the end of the show, you know what has happened, why its happened and more importantly, what's going to happen tomorrow. then how'd i get this... [ voice of dennis ] ...allstate safe dr
. smith, and the gentleman from michigan, mr. conyers, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas. mr. smith: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on h.r. 6620 currently under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. smith: and mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. smith: mr. speaker, h.r. 6620, the former presidents protection act of 2012, amends federal law to uniformerly provide lifetime secret service protection to all of america's former presidents. i want to thank the gentleman from south carolina, mr. gowdy, and the gentleman from virginia, mr. scott, for sponsoring this commonsense bipartisan legislation. america has a responsibility to protect its presidents and its families and not simply while they serve in office. we also have a duty to ensure the ongoing safety of those who serve in america's highest elected office after t
of the state of michigan. she led the fight working with senator roberts. and they worked together not just on the substance but worked together in a manner that allowed it to be bipartisan. i've made it a priority in my work representing the people of pennsylvania to keep pennsylvania's agricultural industry and our rural economy strong to support families in pennsylvania. agriculture is our state's largest industry. pennsylvania's farm gain value -- which is another way of describing cash receipts to growers -- and the last number that we have, which is a 2010 number, was $5.7 billion. a lot of people who probably haven't spent much time in pennsylvania think of it as a -- a state of big cities and small towns but they may miss the -- the substantial agricultural economy that we have. agribusiness in our state is a $46.4 billion industry. 17.5% of pennsylvanians are employed in the so-called food and fiber system. and one of the questions we have to ask is: what does this all mean? well, i think it certainly means that at least we need a five-year farm bill, not -- not a short-term farm b
. >> and in baltimore, maryland today, 40 degrees. it is going to be a windy day but the winds will michigan 42. miami, and texas to top out at 58. >> that's your latest forecast. it's finally going to get better on this holiday week when a lot of people are traveling. >> yeah, it seems like there's busy weather all over the country. >> it was a massive storm but now it's pulling away so everyone at the tame time will start to improve. >>> home prices on the rise. serious head it's of defection decides to deflect. because confronts justice maria sotomayor health care justice and a fine. you're watching "early today." >>> welcome back. here's some stories making news this morning. toyota says its reached a more than $1 billion settlement in a case involving unintended acceleration are problems in its vehicles. it's one of the largest settlements involving automobiles in recent history. >>> justice sotomayor has denied insurance coverage for contraceptives as of january 1st the companies which say the law violates their religious beliefs face a daily fine. >>> nelson mandela has been released from a joh
come back, states have changed from kansas to michigan, to rhode island, reform is in the air. find out how some states are bucking the washington trend next. thanks to our explorer card. then, the united club. my motr was so wrong about you. next, we get priory boarding on our flight i booked with miles. all because of the card. and me. okay, what's the plan? plan? mm-hmm. we're on vacation. there is no plan. really? [ male announcer ] the united mileageplus explorer card. the mileage card with speci perks on united. get it and you're in. when the doctor told me that i could smoke for the first week... i'm like...yeah, ok... little did i know that one week later i wasn't smoking. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping chantix. if you notice any of these stop taking chantix and call your doctor right away. tell your doctor about any history of depression or
, states of change from kansas to michigan to rhode island. reform is in thes air. find out how some states are bucking the washington trend next. >>> washington may have made a big left turn this year, but in states across the country, another kind of reform is in the air. we begin in mech mitch which this month -- in michigan which was the 24th right to work state. we are back with jason riley and kim strossel and senior economic writer steve moore also joins the panel. steve, this is really an interesting story that i don't think gets of attention. the reforms taking place across the country in a>> lot of states. who are the stars you are looking at? >> i entirely agree with your premise, paul. if you talk about the demise of the republicans on the national level, we are not really seeing that on the state level. 30 republican governors today in america. the republicans actually picked up a governorship in north carolina. so the south now is almost entirely republican whereas justen 25 years ago it was pretty entirely democratic. it is not just the south. states like utah and idaho and o
couple of hours. the really cold air, the teens upper michigan and minneapolis, single digits, that core of colder air is not arriving here anytime soon. that is good news for us stable weather pattern. the only bumopp is new year's eve and two new year's day. no major storms on the way or in the forecast any time soon. the weather maker early this morning, jetting off to the north and east beginning to exit boston where they got a lot of snow. for us, not much at all, just a note ugly day. the high pressure pushing from the west, gusty wind, remaining with us through the day tomorrow. late afternoon evening hours settles down a little bit. no warnings for the immediate metro. if travel plans to keep the garrett county, extreme western maryland, the winter storm warnings continue until 7:00 in the morning. the temperatures tomorrow, 35- 40, but with the wind chill at feel in the 20's. monday, new year's eve, showers popping up, mixing with some snow, not anticipating a lot. 25-32 the evening lows, the same wind tomorrow 25-30 the temperatures in the upper 30's. the game day forecast, " t
news is here now with the story. >> right. other universities like texas and michigan are liking what they see at berkeley. they want to sty⌝a >> he escaped from violence in mexico when he was 16, landing in los angeles. year later he graduated with honors and was the only student at his high school to get into uc berkeley. >> everybody was happy except me. i was like. yeah. i got in. i was like i don't know how i'm going to make it. i won't be able to go. how am i going pay for it? he is not eligible for aid, including pell grants. he's had to take odd jobs to help pay for college but that hasn't been enough. >> many drop out on the way to say we're not longer able to be students. >> others reached out to the chancellor this, is a photo of the chancellor and several undocumented students. he decided to spearhead a scholarship program with the help of the evelyn and walter hough junior fund. about00 students will receive a portion of the money. >> it's an investment in them, their futures and what they dillwill do for state and country, over time. >> another $300,000 was donated to
is the headline of "the new york times." host: nancy, our next caller. independent line, michigan. who is this on? society or government? caller: it is the role of everyone in the united states. i am getting rid of my guns. my husband was a police officer. i am getting rid of all of his guns. i do not have the need for them and i do not think that it worked out for -- worked out well for her either. host: that is your personal choice. do you think that the government should follow up on that? should society do what you're doing? caller: it is up to every individual. how has this affected all of us? i think we should all work together to try our best to prevent this from happening ever again. personally, my choice is to get rid of all of the handguns and all of the weapons that were my husband's. the guns are not needed. it is my role, it is your role, it is the role of the government. host: democratic line, manhattan. good morning. cecil, what do you think? caller: all of the people that were harassing teachers about the price of what they charge their states for the work that they do, who would
does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? >> thank you, madam speaker. i would move to suspend the rules and pass senate bill 3453, the intelligence authorization act, for floor 2013. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: senate 3454, an act to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2013 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the united states government and the office of the director of national intelligence, the central intelligence agency retirement and disability system and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from michigan, mr. rogers, and the gentleman from maryland, mr. ruppersberger, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from michigan. mr. rogers: thank you, madam speaker. i appreciate the opportunity to be here on new year's eve day. i first wish to announce the classified annex to the bill under consideration for the members of the house. this is to reinforce the previous announcement i made to members last evening. madam speaker, the cl
at what is happening in michigan, thousands of union supporters turned out on the steps of the capitol to protest right to work measures. the measure passed. taking a look at the front page of "the detroit free press," "the law that is not over." "unions will not go down without a fight. recall efforts and legal challenges are possible." there you can see a union representative struggling with michigan state police yesterday over right to work legislation. here is the story -- host: "the washington post" has a map of right to work law states. "the wall street journal" take a look -- takes a look at which states are the most union heavy. the biggest ones are new york, alaska, hawaii, and washington. michigan comes right in behind washington. which is why "the wall street journal" goes with the headline that this is a blow in a particularly union dominated state. looking at some other news, this one out of the south, for "the new york times," "the gop control in north carolina, with a republican controlled legislature, long a politically moderate player will soon have its most conservati
to brownsville. everyone in this chamber will miss her. i know i speak for all of my colleagues when i michigan wish kay bailey -- when i wish kay billy hutchison the i have best in the next exciting chapter of her life. i join with my colleagues in saying to you, via condios. mr. hatch: mr. president, i want to join in thanking kay for her great service here in the united states snavment i've worked very closely with her on a wide variety of issues and i have to say there's no more fires advocate. in fact, i have to say that all of our women senators are fierce advocates and we've been greatly benefited by having them herement and kay has parved the way for -- has paved the way for autumn in of senators, both male and fe female, to become better senators. kay bailey hutch song is a great senator. she worked her guts out the whole time she was here -- and she's still here, but she's going to retire this time. and she represented texas well. and all i can say is that she's been my friend all this time, and when i needed help from her, she was always there. i tried to be there for her when she ne
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. the president left dc today to talk to auto workers in michigan as part of husband strategy to general public support for tax hikes. >>> you're going to need some extra money in your pocket if you want to book a room in a new hotel planned for baltimore city's mount vernon neighborhood. the new $16 million project to be called to ivy could become the most pricest hotel. it would have just 18 high end guest rooms a restaurant bar private garden and meeting space. the rooms will go from $350 to $1,500 a night. >> won't that be exciting. >>> still to come on wjz eyewitness news at noon, protestors set up camp outside the presidential palace in cairo. >> fed-ex trucks hit the street today for the busiest shipsing day of -- shipping day of the year. >> first warning weather has the latest on the foggy monday. [ male announcer ] this commercial is not about getting fios; it's about getting fios. that moment after you finally got it, that you actually get it. when you can see blades of artificial grass in their full glory you get it. or the first time you download a two-hour movie in two
: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from texas, mr. smith, and the gentleman from michigan, mr. conyers, each will control 20 minutes. the chair now recognizes the gentleman from texas. mr. smith: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on h.r. 6621 as amended, currently under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. smith: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. smith: mr. speaker, the lay lee-smith american invents america, or aia, was signed into law on december 16, 2011. it was the first major patent reform bill in over 60 years and most substantial reform of u.s. patent law since the 1836 patent act. the lay lee-smith a.i.a. re-establishes the united states patent system as a global standard. over the past year the patent office has worked diligently to implement the provisions of the act to ensure the bill realizes its full potential to promote innovation and create jobs. the
was in michigan today, campaigning on his plan to avert the fiscal cliff. speaking to union workers at the daimler detroit diesel engine plant, the president said he is willing to compromise "a little bit" with republicans on getting a plan for economic growth, job creation, and reducing the deficit. but he said he would not compromise on raising tax rates for high-income earners. >> and that's a principle i won't compromise on because i'm not going to have a situation where the wealthiest among us, including folks like me, get to keep all our tax breaks, and then we're asking students to pay higher student loans, or suddenly, a school doesn't have school books because the school district couldn't afford it. >> susie: meanwhile, a ranking democrat on the house budget committee tells "nightly business report" he is optimistic about getting a fiscal cliff deal by the end of they year. maryland congressman chris van hollen talked with our darren gersh, and began with an update on the status of the talks. >> well, the good news is that the president and the speaker of the house are now in face-to-face
by 2015. nearly all the improvements and new jobs will occur at four facilities in southeast michigan. ford says -- at four facilities in southeast michigan. ford says this will address growth plans for the next few years. the company currently has about 172,000 employees and 62 plants worldwide. meantime, toyota expects to sell nearly 10 million vehicles this year, bouncing back from a disaster-struck 2011. the numbers released this week underlined toyota's motor corp. 's solid turnaround from the destruction caused by the earthquake and tsunami in japan in 2011 that hurt sales and underlined the japanese automaker's ambitions. toyota recently reached a settlement of more than $1 billion to resolve hundreds of lawsuits from toyota owners who said the value of their cars and trucks plunged after the recalls. and finally, four major retailers agreed to recall baby recliners linked to infant deaths. amazon.com, bye-bye baby, toys r us are recalled nap nannies generation 1 and 2 and the chill model infant recliners. they are linked to at least five infant deaths. the manufacturer has gon
legislative session. mr. levin: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from michigan. order in the senate, please. the senator from michigan. mr. levin: we hope that cloture will be voted now. we've disposed of 119 amendments to this bill. i talked to the majority leader. and if we do vote cloture tonight, which of course senator mccain and i hope we will, we're still going to try to clear some additional amendments using the same process we've used up to now. and we would hope that we could clear some additional amendments right up to the time of final passage. we've asked the majority leader, hopefully we can get to final passage tomorrow at some point. the clerk: cloture motion, we the undersigned senators in accordance with the provisions of rule 22 hereby move to bring to a close debate on s. 3254 for fiscal year 2013 for military activities of the department of defense and so forth and for other purposes. signed by 18 senators. the presiding officer: by unanimous consent, the mandatory quorum has been waived. the question is is it the sense of the senate that the debat
michigan continue to reserve? mr. rogers: i continue to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the the gentleman from new jersey. mr. pallone: i have no additional speakers. so i would just urge passage of the legislation and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from michigan. mr. rogers: thank you, madam speaker. as many things keep me awake at night as the chairman of the house permanent select committee on intelligence, the growing threat from chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear attacks not only abroad but here is of growing concern, instability in governments that possess these materials and increasing interest from those who would choose to do harm to the united states, desire to get their hands on these materials, means that we must prepare ourselves here at home for the unfortunate, i think unlikely, certainly in the short-term but possible position of being attacked with these disturbing weapons systems. this is that important step to protect americans by increasing our stockpiles and woul
's plane arriving in redford, michigan. you can see the crowd awaiting his speech as well. he's there to tour the diesel plant. at the top of the hour he's expected to deliver remarks on the economy and the middle class and, of course, making his case, taking it directly to the american people about the need for 98% of americans not to get a tax increase. the top 2% is pushing in negotiations with republicans to actually have those tax cuts expire and to have those tax rates go up for the wealthiest americans. taking it directly to the people as he brings his entourage and message to detroit. >>> football, big monday morning talker, but today the world is watching a certain soccer star in barcelona. amanda davis looks at how messe is turns heads and break word roerdz. >> it's a matter of time, but me messi has done it. broken the goal scoring record that stood for four decades. he's rewriting headlines with his magical performances in front of goal, and now he's written his place firmly into the record books. he's been breaking the hearts of football fans around the world with
. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from michigan. mr. levin: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. levin: i did not know i would follow the distinguished majority leader. i just want to say -- and i also want to talk about plan c -- br for he or anybody else to come on the floor and say the president hasn't proposed spending cuts, it isn't true and it undercuts the necessary level of trust to find common ground. that kind of a statement should not be made. i sat in the rules committee for three hours, participated for two last night. there was no reference to plan c, and it came up just a few minutes secretly before midnight. the purpose of plan c is to try to get votes for plan b within the republican conference. and what it does is to undermine the affordable care act by eliminating the protections and the joint task committee said it would result in a loss of health insurance coverage for 420,000 people. it would repeal the block grant, the social services block grant, services for millions of americans, and it wasn't m
in upper michigan the teens, new york city at 34 degrees. about a 10-degree difference compared to two under miles away. this is the storm system we are watching. it will track to the north and east in the overnight. cloud will arrive at with the cloud we will see snow showers develop. then eventually mixing in with a little freezing rain and rain. doppler radar will show temperatures, pretty consistent with this time of year holding in the 30's to the lower 40 piece. tomorrow afternoon notice d.c. is green which means mainly rain. do not have to add to far to the north and west, where we have the winter weather advisories. set to go into effect 3:00 tomorrow morning and all day long and it could be upwards 2- 4 inches of snow. the heaviest snow band well to the north and west of us. heading over to d.c., grassy areas possibly 1-2 inches. southern maryland and mainly a rain event. all of this will be out of here by late tomorrow night and by sunday looks like a pretty decent day. the forecast for the remainder of the afternoon increasing clouds. 39-44 overnight. cloudy skies. a wintry
for wisconsin, upper michigan, portions of northern iowa, later in the week as cold air comes in behind that, a lot of warm moist air from the gulf of mexico, could be severe weather down here. for us, that storm had pass to our west. it will eventually bring us colder conditions but until then mild air and rain here on thursday. right now, a few snow showers popping up north and west where it's cold enough but garrett county guaranteed to see pretty good snow. high pressure tomorrow gives us a nice day. here comes the storm wrapping around, windy and much colder by late in the day on thursday. we begin to see the rain here. friday the cold air comes in. garrett county. and areas west of us will be getting that lake effect snow. west winds 10 knots, small craft advisory still in effect for tonight. bay temp around 47. tonight down around 34. chilly overnight but still above our averages. partly cloudy skies, sunny to partly sunny, mild tomorrow, 53 degrees. rain later thursday, 48 down to 39. chilly and breezy on friday. snow showers north and west of us. 44 on saturday. and chilly again on
to head back over towards the midwest because you're getting some rain and snow across michigan this morning: and also wisconsin and we're dealing with some wet weather and also this will continue as we go through time and that area. but we're not going to be dealing with that today. we'll be dealing with lots of sunshine to the bus this morning. 31 degrees the sun is not going to warm us up through the day. 44 by this afternoon. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. >>> if you are traveling in anne arundel county watch out for malfunctioning travel lights on crane highway at mayo road. but in baltimore everyoning is nice can -- everything nice and clear here on the jfx. no delays heading downtown. 695 also in great shape. no delays all the way around. and here's a look at 95 just north of 195. traffic picking up along the northbound lanes but no delays as you head up towards the tunnels and it is nice and clear traveling southbound to d.c.. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan and charlie, over to you. >>> it's a challenge one mayo
traffic in chicago and caused power outages from michigan to maine. some ski resorts in western new york have gotten more than a foot of snow in the past couple of days and more could be on the way to places like buffalo, where snow is in the forecast for christmas eve and christmas day. >>> around here, it wasn't the snow, but the wind that caused some problems for travelers. there was some sporadic delays at dulles and reagan earlier in the day, but both airports say everything is moving again tonight. still, it's always a good idea to check with your carrier before you head out to the airport. >>> trains were crowded on amtrak today, but the rail service reported no significant delays going in or out of union station. the rail service is adding cars to many of their trains, but they don't plan to add any additional service for the christmas holiday. >>> and to the roads now, traffic is still heavy at this hour. this is a live look at i-95 near maryland 100. cars moving at a snail's pace tonight. 93 million americans are expected to hit the roads for the holidays, so pack your patience
michigan. that's pretty much gone. light rain, just a little bit of light rain and a weak system down to our south will bring clouds overnight. a little bit of light rain or drizzle is possible. if this batch of rain gets into far western areas early enough, temperatures around 31-32 degrees could be just a tiny bit. it only takes a tiny bit of light freezing drizzle, particularly in central pennsylvania. it's possible some areas could see a bit of light, freezing drizzle. after that, things warm up. mild air right here. look at this. minneapolis is 30. there's no real cold air until you get into canada. mild air coming in the next couple of days. risk of shower activity on sunday. another system coming in from the west. going to bring us a few more showers, particularly later in the day. south winds 5-10 knots and the bay is now 47 degrees. tonight, decreasing clouds. warming up to 52 tomorrow. shower in some places in the afternoon, the next time shower possible saturday night. 61. 55 on sunday. 60 on monday. could be rain in between. and co
: i thank the gentleman, i yield a minute and a half to the gentleman from michigan. mr. curson: my grandson stood here with me when i took my oath of office one of the proudest moments of my life. just moments before this horrible act took place, michigan's lame duck legislators allowed persons to bring concealed firearms into schools, college dorms, churches, hospitals, bars and sports stadiums. firearms have absolutely no place in our schools. the tragic massacre at sandy hook is a chilling and heartbreaking reminder of this. last week, innocent children, babies, went to school to a safe place where they loved to be. six public servants went to school to the children they loved almost as much as their own. those six died trying to save those precious gifts. 20 of those babies were savagely murdered. we witnessed this who are endous murders before at virginia tech, 16 murdered at the university of texas as austin, 13 students and faculty murdered at columbine. i support reasonable gun ownership. senate bill 59 is now sitting on governor snyder's desk. in the spirit of this resolut
at that time. i took a look at it and when i got into the hospital in michigan, one of the fellows i met was modeled -- bob dole and we became good friends even to this day. i asked him what are your plans. and he, without hesitating, said i'm going to be a clerk. after that i'm going to run for the state house, first opening in the commerce. that's where i'm going. i figured that's a good idea. so i went to law school and became assistant prosecutor when the territorial losses became available i ran for that office and when the state could came along i got to congress a little ahead of bob. >> you were in the territorial legislature then before you came here. >> two terms in the house and in the senate. >> and then came here as a member of the house and who did you come here without that time? >> only one member of that time. >> you mentioned senator dole and the fact you were then in the hospital with him in michigan. it's amazing that some of these friendships were formed long before any public service. he talks about being a friend of -- excuse me, the senator from wyoming, al simpso
that we get our economy in full gear. wand that i yield to mr. levin. >> the gentleman from michigan. >> i did not know i would follow the distinguished majority leader. i just want to say i mostly want to talk about plan c but for him or anybody else to come on the floor and say the president hasn't proposed spending cuts, it isn't true and it undercuts the necessary level of trust to find common ground. that kind of a statement should not be made. i said in the rules committee for three hours, participated for two last night. there was no reference to plan c. and it came up just a few minutes secretly before midnight. the purpose of plan c is to try to get votes for plan b twn republican conference. and what it does is to undermine the affordable care act by eliminating the protections and it would result in the loss of health insurance coverage for 420,000 people. it would repeal the block grant, is social services block grant, services for millions of americans and it wasn't machine years ago when chairman camp wrote ssg has been a key source of funding -- of flexible funding for criti
? the presiding officer: the senator from michigan. ms. stabenow: thank you, mr. president. today i rise because middle-class families are counting on the house of representatives to do the right thing between now and the end of the year, which is just 19 days away for the house to pass the middle-class tax cuts that we sent them back in july. families need help. when we talk about fiscal cliff, the most important one is the -- what families are struggling with every day, and we only have 19 days until taxes on middle-class families go up by an average of $2,200 if the house of representatives doesn't act to make sure that 98% of the american public is protected from tax increases. as we know, we passed the middle-class tax cut act on july july 25. so far, the house has not acted. 19 days, they have 19 days until the end of this year in order to act. time is running out. country, a long-term plan for fiscal solvency and for our economy. and by the way, we'll never get out of debt with close to 12 million people out of work, so we better be focused on jobs and the economy as i am each and every d
gathering at the state capital in lancing, michigan as the city prepares for what could be the largest demonstration in history. the legislature has now rushed through right to work legislation, and governor rick snyder is expected to sign it today. police are on hand and limbed the number of people allowed in the common areas of the capitol. president obama said the right to work bill is not about economics and has everything to do with politics. taxpayers have now made a total of about $22.7 billion overall from the government's investment in the bank rescue. aig is now fully private again. and the british bank is going to pay the u.s. a $1.9 billion penalty for breaking u.s. sanction laws. they have transferred money through the u.s. to drug car tails and nations like iron. the sweatshirt is nice and all but i could use a golden lasso. the chill of peppermint. the rich dark chocolate. york peppermint pattie get the sensation. >> she gets the comedians laughing... >> that's hilarious! >> ...and the thinkers thinking. >> okay, so there's wiggle-room in the ten command
was elected. i think we need to chase that. host: fifth let's hear from me now from midland, michigan. caller: i think it looks pretty good. i do not know how they are going to print out all of the new tax forms by the time we go to fill out our taxes. i am a republican and a bit less than $15,000 a year. i will pick up a beer can or a beer bottle when i am going down the street. most definitely. i have to collect them some days just to get by. as far as kicking the can of the road, i believe -- i do not believe in that. i think republicans have to face the fact that the conservatives always believe in a balanced budget. they always do. they have to scale down the monstrosity of a government they have. host: a reminder to all of our callers, please keep the sound of doubt on your tv set at home. -- keep the sound down on your tv set at home. here is a short piece from the interview on why the senator is leaving office. [video clip] >> many reasons. i have served here 20 years. less than 5 percent have serve that long. some of it is i am tired of living out of a suitcase. i miss 80% of my wife
snow from michigan to west virginia to maine. you know, if you can find any positive inside this powder, the people here in this part of the country tell me, at least it's moisture. remember, they've seen extreme and severe drought for years. diane? >> all right, ginger, reporting in from those slick roads. and for perspective, 87 million of us will be navigating the roads for the holiday, while nearly 6 million of us will be trying to fly. but a lot of airports are struggling tonight, including busy o'hare in chicago and abc's alex perez is there. >> reporter: more than 1,000 flights across the country already canceled tonight. from texas -- >> now i can't get out until the morning. >> reporter: to des moines, iowa, where they got a foot of snow. >> we just found a rental car and decided we're going to try and make the drive through. >> reporter: in denver, those stranded just trying to get out. >> delayed, delayed and now i've been in here for like an hour. >> reporter: and at chicago's busy o'hare airport, hundreds of flights delayed tonight. >> very frustrating, anxious to get home
morning, a somber christmas in a neighborhood in flint, michigan. two people were found dead inside a home cordoned off by yellow crime scene tape. an area hospital. alive and family friend caroline broach was shocked and saddend when she first learned the news. >> they was good people. they didn't bother nobody, they didn't harm nobody. they came home and they was going to have christmas and they was supposed to have new year's. [ sobbing ] [ indiscernable ] >> local media reports indicate carbon monoxide poisoning could be to blame, but police have not confirmed that report. >>> news time right now 4:52. it's like finding a needle in a haystack. a snow chain installer finds a silver wedding ring in the snow and now he's hoping to track down the owner. doug benadebti was working on a highway in california when he saw a man jogging up and down the road in a panic. he said that man lost his wedding ring while he was running. so benadetti was determined to help. he too started looking for it and eventually found it laying there in the snow. the only problem, he never got a hold of the ring
than 2,000 jobs in southeast michigan. they announced they are investing more than 770 million dollars in a new equipment and production capacity. [audio not understandable] 12,000 hourly jobs investing more than 6 million in plants by 2012 1/5. >> we have words and catch phrases we can't stand. >> here are a few overused this year we can do without in 2013. see if yours is on the list. polls on time magazine list words that they think need to be banned. most hated words were yolo which is short for you only live one and gangnam style song and the dance. and the third top word was literally. meaning people. >> literally? >> people can't stand the word literally. we want to know what word you can't stand. post it on the facebook page abc2news.com/facebook. we want to know what you think. >> are you sure? >> look at that. our floor director look at the word he wants banned. megan. >> oh. >> wow. >> there's a chill in the room. >> one chill because of that and you will pay another thing we could be paying very soon if we don't come with up something involving the fiscal cliff. >> you will
the maryland line to blade nsburg road. north capitol street from michigan to harewood road 40 to 45. and canal road from chain bridge to foxhall. >>> do have speed camera programs is to make sure before they put a camera in to make sure the speed limits are appropriate for the roadways. mayor gray says the reassessment of the speed limit shows the changes can be made without compromising safety. also the same for parts of 295 as well. those are the most ticketed locations about a month ago. the city council today is going to be looking at a speed camera changes but there is a problem. a hitch that may change. when you increase speed limits you are going to reduce the revenue and right now the city can't afford the reduction in ticket revenue. >> melanie, thank you. >> the dc council is about to vote on a slew of bills starting at 10:00 this morning. council members will take up unfinished business. lowering those speeding fines. another is campaign finance law. may try again to attach an amendment on ethics which he tried to do last christmas. allison. >> there are positive signs on a deal to
capitol street from michigan avenue to hairwood road goes up to 40 miles per hour. you can go 40 on canal road from the chain bridge to fox hall. vdot has studied the roads and determined the speed limit could go up without impacting safety. >>> horse racing will remain alive in maryland for a decade. they've reached a ten-year deal to keep racing at pimlico raceway. 100 race days per year and keeps tracks open year round for training and stabling horses. the schedule features 146 days of live racing at the major tracks. the maryland racing commission will vote on the proposed schedule today. >>> a south carolina congressman is making history. representative tim scott will be the first black senator in south carolina since reconstruction. governor nikki haley chose him to replace jim demint who plans to resign in february to head the heritage foundation. scott is a republican who is supported by the tea party. he'll be the only black member of the senate and the first since president obama was elected to the senate four years ago. >>> he'll no longer have to fill out a census survey with
afternoon, reaching baltimore thursday evening. northern michigan, maybe into chicago, as we get into thursday night -- that's no work its way into the western mountains -- that snow will work its way into the western mountains. while you can come and enjoy these temperatures. tomorrow back into the 50's with plenty of sunshine. in the bay area tomorrow, winds will be brisk. md. -- snow showers tonight. than the rain and snow showers return and it looks like all out snow on friday. friday into saturday, it looks like some chilly air will finally come into the ski resort areas. lower eastern shore, nice, sunny day tomorrow. the rain on thursday -- probably not until sunset or beyond. temperatures will be cooling a bit. mid-40's on friday. sunny skies with a high of 43. christmas day, 41. increasing cloudiness with a high of 42. >> in tonight's consumer alert, the government is slapping toyota with a record-breaking fined for failing to -- once again -- failed to report safety problems to federal regulators. toyota will have to cough up the maximum fine allow by law. the autumn mak
miles per hour. north capital street from michigan avenue to hearwood road going up to 40 miles per hour. and canal road from chain bridge to fox haul road, 35 to 40 miles per hour. and again, mayor gray commending the director of the district department of transportation for taking a look at these. also, back in november, they made some increases to speed limits along benning road, which went up to 35 miles per hour and also on 295, they raised that to 50 miles per hour. one of the thins they are trying to do here is keep the speed limits consistent as a lot of the drivers have complained that the speed limit changes as you are coming down new york avenue from maryland into the district. it is possible we could see decreases in the amount revenue that the city takes in from the speed camera. the city council we're sure will have something to say about this as well. back to you. >>> he said he was too overweight to be executed and the governor has made a decision. will a convicted killer be granted clemency? >>> sad news from capitol hill. we are remembering the life of a long-time senat
baltimore. we have some rain around minneapolis and some snow around michigan. that could give was a chance for some rain tomorrow afternoon. we will be on the edge between the arctic air and the mild air. they will battle back-and-forth. we will see a chance for some rain. we'll start at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. as we go through the weekend, we're right on the edge. same thing into sunday. by monday, the arctic air makes a bigger push. it will sweep through on tuesday and wednesday. we have a chance for some rain in the forecast this weekend. it will not be a washout. mostly sunny and chilly today. temperatures in the upper 40's today. for rain a 40% chance showers starting friday, saturday, and sunday. do not cancel outdoor plans. mid 50's saturday and sunday. a strong front will go through it and get this back into the chilly air tuesday and wednesday. >> a warning about a cell phone scams delivered via text. it claims the user wins a gift card. they are for either $500 or $1,000. >> these text messages that we get are designed to redirect yes not towards getting a free gift card but
what happens, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td ameritrade. >>> michigan is on track right now to pass the employee rights act. >>> hi wolf and kate. here in michigan, this is the heart of organized labor in america. it's the birthplace of the united autoworkers, but the future of unions is in question at this hour. the fight over labor unions in michigan is vocal and physical. thousands of protestors stormed the capital trying to stop the right to work bills. the measures were introduced and passed in a single day, rushed through, democrats argue, calling it a subversion of the legislative process. >> it terrifies me they're trying to pass it through so quickly with no discussion, no understanding of what's important in it. >> the measured would make it illegal for unions and employers to mandate employees joining a union or pay any money to a union. >> i don't view it as anti-union. >> i was told it was anti-worker saying it gives workers less of a choice, what do you say to that? >> that is back ward, this is about being proworker. >> governor schnider'
political activity. and i must confess, i took a look at it. when i got into the hospital in michigan, one of the fellows that i met there was bob dole. and we became good friends, even to this day. and i asked him, what are your plans? nt, without hesitating, he said that i'm going to be a county clerk and after that i will run for the state house. that is where i'm going. and i figure that is a good idea. [laughter] i go to law school, i become the assistant prosecutor. when the territorial office became available, i ran for that office. and then i got to congress. a little ahead of bob. [laughter] >> you are in the territorial legislature then? >> two terms in the house and part of the chair of the senate. >> and then you came here to the house. who did you come here with a time? >> only one member. >> you mentioned senator dole. the fact that you had been in the hospital with him in michigan. it is amazing that some of these friendships were formed long before any public service, it is talked about being a friend of, excuse me, the senator from wyoming, al simpson. meeting him when he
there are new concerns that a serial killer could be loose in michigan. a discovery in a drainpipe outside detroit. this is the second time in four months they have found human remains. police have sent the remains to a lab in texas for testing. they want to find out if the remains match a body found four months ago. that belonged to an unidentified female. >> so happy to not be at the airport. one of the busiest travel times of the entire year whether you are heading home for christmas or setting off on a winter holiday get away folks are racing to get where they need to be. the weather isn't exactly helping us. it is really complicated travel plans for so many. storm-related delays and cancellations and leaving passengers stranded. so as we get closer to christmas, will things turn around? david lee miller live from laguardia in queens. how is it looking there? >> jaime, passengers will get a welcome christmas gift this year. very few delays and cancellations two days before christmas. look at the arrivals and the departure board here at the american airlines terminal. every flight liste
and traffic is moving again. >>> a man and dog were rescued after falling through the ice in michigan. one escaped and fell into the water. he tried to get the dog and couldn't make it to him without the ice breaking under his weight. as they waited for rescuers, the man's cousin managed to get to the dog and he fell in and both had to be rescued. >> and my cousin got some the dog and crawled on his bellow the ice and got to him and then he lifted up the dog on the ice and rescue put a boat there and hauled them up into the boat and the dog was all set. >> the man and dog ared to be doing just fine. >>> and they're lucky. >> ice is tricky, especially this time of the year when it's not that cold. i suppose you will notice one thing, everyone's bundled up. >> and you bet you, man and that is a cold trend the last week or so. today with the sunshine, and i have to say, without the wind, that is feeling comfortable out there and this is where we are this afternoon. blue skies and we're seeing the cloud comes back over and they're high and thin, midlevel clouds and they'll thicken through the
in michigan is waking up warm thanks to a gad samaritan who most likely saved its life. the dog's owner called 9-1-1 to get help after his dog wandered on to ice there. before crews arrived, a man tried to go out on to the ice and got stuck himself. eventually, crews were able to rescue the man and the dog. animal control officers say the dog was cold, the man was cold. otherwise, they were okay. >>> i'm sure so was the rescuer as well. with winter officially here and the temperatures dropping, doctors say that many people's moods will drop as well. doctors at the mayo clinic say one in five americans suffer from s.a.d. seasonal affective disorder. it usually owe can curse during winter when it's cold and dark. sleepiness and social withdrawal are the symptoms. researchers say taking a short walk outside or using light therapy can help people deal with the condition. >>> redskins fans, you just have two days to wait for the biggest game of the season so far. it looks like the team will be largely healthy for sunday's matchup with the cowboys. offensive lineman tyler pa lum bus is expected to p
on the ice in michigan. the dog's owner called 9-1-1 to get help after his dog wandered on to the ice. before crews arrived, a man tried to go out there for himself on the ice and try and see if he could save the dog. he got stranded himself. eventually rescue crews reached the man and the pooch. animal control officials say the dog was cold but otherwise he was okay. >> ambulance waiting there to get them warmed up and send them on their way. >> i think everybody should be home this weekend with a cup of cocoa. >> definitely bundle up weather as we look outside right now. coming up on 6:11. time for weather and traffic on the 1s. meteorologist veronica johnson. >> that's right. this whole weekend will be cold and the first part of the weekend will be nasty and wet and cold. at least it's dry. 32 degrees up to the north from frederick county into montgomery county. you folks in falls church, 34 degrees right now. green belt, your current temperature at 34 degrees. then you've got 28 culpeper toward fredericksburg, virginia. hometown forecast, we go to rockville, maryland. good morning to you
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